The Bullet Holes of Peace (Vs. 1 & 2)
c. Michael St.Mark & Art Axis 2014
A digital collage featuring images from WW1 and the Iraq war impregnated with green holes, green being the opposite (contrasting ) colour to (blood) red; symbolizing the acute need for radical change in consciousnesses in humanity; for each individual to be shot with “bullets of peace”.
Dada was founded in Zurich in 1916 essentially as a protest movement against the horrors of World War 1 – a totally unnecessary conflict, killing millions and sparked by corrupt politicians brainwashing the masses into active participation. By-passing WW2, a war that was legitimate of course in that Hitler was aggressively threatening the entire world…and on to the Iraq debacle that had strong echoes of similar pointlessness and mass destruction as WW1; precipitated by two cowardly and despicable leaders backed by morally bankrupt Parliamentary / Capitol Hill MPs / Senators – each one shamelessly motivated by the unspoken promise of personal career-advancement.
Here, in this penultimate Work, Dada goes full circle; back to its core roots of anti-war expression, with almost 100 years now gone by and sadly with the addition of the heinous war crime that was the Iraq invasion.
( Further versions to be added )
UPDATE 2022; Ukraine war – it’s nearly enough to make the sensitive artist give up on humanity in despair at how ” War without end” does seem to be the human condition, sadly.
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The Bullet Holes of Peace (Vs. 1 )
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Brian Haw RIP; a simple man of honour, courage and principle. More goodness in his soul than in the whole of the wretched spikey building of lies opposite